Child Protection Training Materials

All staff and volunteers who work with children and young people or who come into contact with children and young people in the course of their work are required to undertake appropriate training in child protection. This includes being able to recognise signs and symptoms of potential abuse and neglect in children and knowing what to do in response to concerns about the safety and welfare of child or young person.


All staff (including temporary staff, school governors and volunteers) are provided with the school’s child protection policy and informed of school’s child protection arrangements including the role and identity of the DSL

All staff should read at least part one and Annex A of Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2016

All staff including non-teaching staff and school governors should undergo safeguarding and child protection training

The e-learning Introduction to Safeguarding provides a very brief, basic introduction to safeguarding and recognising abuse and neglect. It is aimed at those who have occasional contact with children

The e-learning ‘Safeguarding Children in Education’ is a more comprehensive module and is considered appropriate induction training for the majority of staff working in schools

DSLs and Head teachers should read the NYCC Induction pack available at and undertake training in order that they can effectively contribute to interagency working. The available NYSCB course is Comprehensive Child Protection Pathway (CCPP,)


Additional training

Depending on their role and responsibilities some staff will need to undertake additional training to provide them with the relevant skills and knowledge to fulfil that role effectively.



DSLs should update the training specific to this role at least every two years

In addition DSLs should have their knowledge and skills updated at least annually to keep up with any developments relevant to their role, (for example, via accessing the NYSCB website News following the NYSCB on Twitter

meeting other DSLs.)

All staff should receive regular safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins, staff meetings), as required, but at least annually, to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.


Other Child Protection Training Resources

School governors can access the NYCC training materials Safeguarding the children in your school @

NYSCB online and face to face training

NYCC Child Protection Whole School training materials with teaching notes to enable DSL to deliver:


Online safety training is available from NYCC Education and Skills team

Female Genital Mutilation

Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness

Forced Marriage



Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme



Governing Bodies are recommended to complete:

  • Induction training (level 1 basic awareness) as above

Chairs of Governors and Nominated Governors for Child Protection are recommend to complete:

  • Induction training as above
  • Training to raise awareness of the arrangements that need to be in place in school. Training materials are available below

Whole school training

Case Studies KS3 KS4

Daniel Pelka Case Study - Handouts

Daniel Pelka Case Study -Trainer notes

Nigel Leat Case Study - Handouts

Nigel Leat Case Study - Trainer Notes

Training Certificate

Whole School CP Training - Package 2016

Whole School Training - Additional Material

Whole School Training - Standard Handouts

Whole School Training Slides 2016 with Trainer Notes

Whole School Training Slides 2015 Without Trainer Notes

School governor training

1. Governor Training Handout 1 Safer Recruitment Revised 2014

2. Governor Training Handout 2 Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers in School Revised 2014

3. Daniel Pelka Handouts

4. Handout Governor Training Jeremy Forrest

5. Governor Child Protection Training 2016 - Revised October 2016

6. Gov Training Certificate

Safer Working Practice

Guidance for Safer Working Practice 2016 Slideshow

Safe Practice Quiz 2015